Bill Turnbull smoked marijuana to discover how it could help his cancer (Picture:Channel 4)

Bill Turnbull left viewers with a big smile on their face as he smoked marijuana and got high during a ‘very raw and emotional’ documentary following his journey with cancer.

In one scene the 63-year-old broadcaster, who previously hosted BBC Breakfast from 2001 to 2016, took the drug on camera and left viewers suggesting the scene was ‘one of the best bits of telly’.

‘Bill Turnbull is always lovely and even lovelier high,’ shared a viewer as others added: ‘Never in my life would I expect to see Bill Turnbull high on drugs.’

‘Watching Bill Turnbull off his tits on THC is one of the best bits of telly I’ve seen in ages,’ tweeted another viewer.

Bill revealed his prostate cancer diagnosis in March 2018 and has taken cameras along with him on his journey for Channel 4 documentary Bill Turnbull: Staying Alive.

The documentary also shows the effect the diagnosis has had on his family – wife of 31 years Sarah McCombie, and their three children – and he has since called for changes to laws surrounding medicinal cannabis.

The show also saw Bill meet others who have been diagnosed with cancer and discover how they are tackling their prognosis.

One man went vegan as he revealed that animal proteins, scientifically, increased his levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in his blood.

(Picture: Channel 4)

‘Bill Turnbull is a brilliant human being. Watching the #StayingAlive doc and feeling emosh,’ one fan shared on social media while others reminisced about Bill being back on their screens: ‘Bill Turnbull was, and remains, my favourite BBC Breakfast presenter.

‘Having grown up with him on the TV I’ve found no other presenter has come close.’

Following a screening of the documentary, Bill shared that he was ‘a bit embarrassed’ that the show was a ‘bit of a blubathon really’.

‘He’s crying again,’ he joked, ‘but it’s a very emotional business.

‘One is because I am on a hormone treatment which does make me spill over a lot to suppress the testosterone, so it makes you more emotional, more likely to cry and crying – as I discussed with Nick in the film – is a very important thing to do when you’re under this kind of stress.

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‘We cry for different reasons, at least.

‘I’m not crying for self-pity, I’m always crying for something else! That’s what it is.’

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